Are there any vim plugins for creating a split window with a shell inside? Almost like a split window with the
:sh command contained inside. I also can't use something like
screen becuase this is in MacVim (
gvim for Mac OS X).
I have not used it (I found it in an SO answer), but Conque is a Vim plugin that seems like it might do what you want: in a (possibly split) Vim window, interact with a spawned program over a pty with a decent amount of terminal emulation*. It requires Vim 7 with Python support and it indicates that MacVim automatically comes with it.
* Vim does not do any terminal emulation itself, which is a problem when trying to use termcap- or terminfo-based software in a
:shell under GUI-based instances of Vim (see
The answers given to this question may be of use to you:
VimShell is a shell-teminal implementation for vim. It is one of the kind with its own flavour, but definitely fits for simple tasks, and may be you will like it to use it on a regular basis.